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CMS Proposes Updates to Fire Safety Requirements for Health Care Facilities

April 15, 2014

CMS on April 14 released a proposed rule to update fire safety standards for hospitals, critical access hospitals, long-term care facilities, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF-IID), ambulatory surgery centers, hospices that provide inpatient care, religious non-medical health care institutions, and programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly facilities. Learn More

House Leaders Unveil 12-Month Physician Fix Legislation

March 26, 2014

House leaders today filed a revised bill that would stave off scheduled cuts to Medicare physician payments through April 1, 2015. Learn More

HHS Issues Interim Final Rule on Premium Subsidies

March 14, 2014

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released an interim final rule that specifically addresses premium support payments under the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Care Act (Ryan White). Learn More

CMS Finalizes Proposal to Phase In New ACA-related Safety Standards

March 13, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized its proposal to phase in new patient safety requirements included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for hospitals with more than 50 beds that wish to contract with Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) in the Health Insurance Marketplaces. Learn More

CMS Contractors Accepting Volunteers for Limited End-to-End Testing for ICD-10

March 10, 2014

CMS has instructed Medicare Administrative Contractors to provide applications for hospitals, other providers and clearinghouses to volunteer between March 7 and 24 for limited end-to-end testing of ICD-10 claims. Learn More

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